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BBC RADIO 2 Saturday 27 November 2010
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Graham Norton

Saturday 27 November
10.00am-1.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Graham Norton's own show every Saturday morning is a vibrant mix of music and celebrity conversation, and this week the nation's favourite agony uncle is joined by Maria McErlane for Grill Graham where listeners' problems are solved live on air.

From his listeners' suggestions, Graham selects a hit from the past that hasn't quite stood the test of time for I Can't Believe It's Not Better. He also invites listeners to submit their favourite Tune With A Tale.

Plus there's travel with Bobbie Pryor, sport with Alistair Bruce-Ball and the very best celebrity guests. Listeners can email the show at: graham.norton@bbc.co.uk.

Presenter/Graham Norton, Producer/Malcolm Prince for the BBC

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Dermot O'Leary

Saturday 27 November
3.00-6.00pm BBC RADIO 2

Zoe Ball sits in for Dermot O'Leary
Zoe Ball sits in for Dermot O'Leary

Zoe Ball continues to sit in for Dermot O'Leary. This week she has live music from Alesha Dixon and chats to Bryan Ferry.

Alesha Dixon began her pop career as one third of Mis-teeq before embarking upon a solo career, taking the Strictly Come Dancing crown and becoming a judge on the show. She then returned to the UK charts with a platinum-selling second album, The Alesha Show. Her third solo album, The Entertainer, is released next week and she performs in a session recorded at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

Zoe also chats to Bryan Ferry about his latest album, Olympia, and the 2011 Roxy Music Tour. Released last month, Bryan's solo album features contributions from Nile Rodgers, David Gilmour, Groove Armada, Scissor Sisters, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Mani (Primal Scream) and Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead). It also sees Bryan reunited with members of Roxy Music, including Brian Eno.

Presenter/Zoe Ball, Producer/Ben Walker for Labora TV

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Bob Harris

Saturday 27 November
12.00midnight-3.00am BBC RADIO 2

Guests joining Bob Harris this week are Minneapolis-based The Pines, who are Iowa-born David Huckfelt and Benson Ramsey.

They chat about their album Tremolo, which includes poetic songwriting and artful arrangements, mixing old folk and blues styles with indie-rock and Americana influences.

Presenter/Bob Harris, Producer/Mark Simpson

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BBC RADIO 3 Saturday 27 November 2010
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Music Feature – The Shorthand Of Emotion

Saturday 27 November
12.15-1.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Marking the centenary of Leo Tolstoy's death, Katie Derham considers the relationship between the writer – one of the world's greatest artists and moral activists – and the early Russian composers of the 20th century.

During an icy November, 82-year-old Tolstoy fled his family estate in Yasnaya Polyana having finally decided to leave his wife. He died on his journey.

One of the most renowned of his later works was a novella called The Kreutzer Sonata which told the tale of the infatuation of an older married woman for a young violinist. This programme explores how music remained a source of continued recreation and delight, and was an emotional stimulus for Tolstoy for much of his life.

Later on, eminent musicians visited the Tolstoy homes in the country and in Moscow – some even performed there. They included the great pianist and composer Anton Rubinstein; Sergei Rachmaninov; harpsichordist and pianist Wanda Landovska; and, most famously, Tchaikovsky.

Presenter/Katie Derham, Producers/Diana Bentley and David Prest

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The Early Music Show – Opera Profile: Handel's Alcina

Saturday 27 November
1.00-2.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Lucie Skeaping continues the Early Music Show's series of opera profiles by delving into the music and history surrounding Handel's Alcina. Based on the epic poem by Ariosto, the libretto by Antonio Marchi provided Handel with some very intense dramatic opportunities, including star-crossed lovers, dark magic and madness.

Alcina was composed for Handel's first season at London's Covent Garden Theatre, and it premièred on 16 April 1735. Like many of the composer's other serious stage works, it fell into general obscurity; after a revival in Brunswick in 1738 it was not performed again until a production in Leipzig nearly two centuries later. It has now become one of Handel's most popular operas.

Lucie Skeaping talks to American harpsichordist and musical director Alan Curtis at his home in Florence, who recorded Alcina in 2007 with his ensemble Il Complesso Barocco.

Presenter/Lucie Skeaping, Producer/Chris Wines

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BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 27 November
2.00-3.00pm BBC RADIO 3

The world-renowned Takacs Quartet perform Schubert's String Quartet in D minor (D810), know as Death And The Maiden after the song of that name on which Schubert based the Andante (second) movement.

Alongside this deeply felt work by Schubert, the Quartet perform the UK première of Soft Sleep Shall Contain You: A Meditation On Schubert's Death And The Maiden, a piece by American composer Daniel Kellogg, which takes Schubert's quartet as a reference point.

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World Routes – The London Jazz Festival: AfroCubism

Saturday 27 November
3.00-4.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Lucy Duran presents musicians from Mali and Cuba in this concert from the London Jazz Festival
Lucy Duran presents musicians from Mali and Cuba in this concert from the London Jazz Festival

In this concert from the London Jazz Festival, musicians from Mali and Cuba come together for the collaboration that was the original idea for Buena Vista.

It was in 1996 that record producer Nick Gold planned a project involving veteran Cuban musicians with virtuoso performers from Mali, to be recorded in Havana.

In the end, due to passport problems, the Malian musicians were unable to go to Cuba and so the recording went ahead with just the Cubans – resulting in the classic Buena Vista Social Club album.

Nick Gold has now finally realised the original project for a new recording and concert tour. The musicians include Cuban singer Eliades Ochoa, one of the Buena Vista veterans, together with Malians Toumani Diabate on kora, Bassekou Kouyate on ngoni and Djelimady Tounkara playing guitar. All of them are now 14 years older, but still top performers.

Presenter/Lucy Duran, Producer/Roger Short

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Jazz Library – Geri Allen

Saturday 27 November
4.00-5.00pm BBC RADIO 3

A product of the M-Base revolution and then a major artist on the Blue Note label, Geri Allen is one of the most accomplished female pianists in jazz. In this programme, recorded in front of an audience at London's Purcell Room, she joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights from her recorded work.

Presenter and Producer/Alyn Shipton

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Opera On 3 – Mozart's Don Giovanni

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 27 November
6.15-9.30pm BBC RADIO 3

One of the UK's most exciting singers, Iain Paterson, stars as Don Giovanni
One of the UK's most exciting singers, Iain Paterson, stars as Don Giovanni

Young, arrogant, contemptuous and sexually voracious, Don Giovanni is the dissolute aristocrat who doesn't take no for an answer and leaves a trail of outrage and wrecked lives in his wake. But in the end, even he comes up against something he can't dupe, evade or kill. One of the greatest (and most hummable) operas in the repertoire stars one of the UK's most exciting singers, Iain Paterson, in the title role, leading an outstanding cast, conducted by Kirill Karabits.

Presenter Suzy Klein is joined by novelist Jeanette Winterson to discuss the multilayered music and the English National Opera production by theatre director Rufus Norris.

The full cast is Iain Paterson (bass); Brindley Sherratt (bass); Katherine Broderick (soprano); Robert Murray (tenor); Rebecca Evans (soprano); Matthew Best (bass); John Molloy (bass); and Sarah Tynan (soprano).

Presenter/Suzy Klein, Producer/David Papp

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Between The Ears – The Nightfishing

Saturday 27 November
9.30-10.00pm BBC RADIO 3

Jonathan Davidson, in an attempt to make some sense of a difficult and elusive modern masterpiece, adapts WS Graham's poem Nightfishing for radio, starring Siobhan Redmond and David Rintoul.

The poem was published in 1955. It tells of a fishing trip and the difficulties of writing and of turning experience into words. Its fresh language has gained many admirers for the poem, but it has also kept it from many other readers – perhaps a radio adaptation will unlock it?

Producer/Tim Dee

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BBC RADIO 4 Saturday 27 November 2010
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Me And My Mobile

Saturday 27 November
10.30-11.00am BBC RADIO 4

Dom Joly explores 25 years of living with mobile phones and asks if people could live without them now.

Mobile phones have revolutionised people's lives since comedian Ernie Wise made the first mobile call in the UK in 1985.

Dom explores the relationships people have had with mobiles during the past quarter of a century and looks at how they have changed the way people work, socialise, communicate, receive news, pay bills and do business.

When phones were first launched they were the size of a briefcase, cost about £2,000 and had a battery life of little more than 20 minutes.

Now there are nearly two phones per head for every man, woman and child living in the UK, and as many as ten thousand of them are stolen each month. They have become small, sleek, slim objects of desire.

Dom explores when this love affair with mobile phones began and asks how people coped before they were invented.

Presenter/Dom Joly, Producer/Anna Horsbrugh Porter for Loftus Audio

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The Caretaker

Saturday 27 November
2.30-4.00pm BBC RADIO 4

David Warner, Tony Bell and Daniel Mays star in Harold Pinter's dark comedy about a homeless man who is saved from a beating and offered the job of caretaker.

Aston rescues Davies, an elderly, homeless man, from a fight in a café and brings him home to recover.

The tramp tells of the "hiding" he would have had from one of the café staff if Aston hadn't intervened. Having also had trouble in the same café some time ago, Aston begins to bond with Davies.

But the old man's past is murky. He lives under an assumed name and seems unsure of his real identity. He talks of going to Sidcup to get his papers, to confirm the matter.

Aston offers Davies the job of caretaker of the dingy West London house owned by Aston's brother Mick.

Davies is reluctant to accept the job and the responsibility involved, even when Mick arrives and repeats the offer. Perhaps Davies realises it is not just the building he might have to caretake – something confirmed in the play's darkly comedic climax.

The cast stars Tony Bell as Aston, David Warner as Davies and Daniel Mays as Mick.

Producer/Peter Kavanagh for the BBC

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE Saturday 27 November 2010
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5 Live Sport

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 27 November
12.00noon-6.06pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

Mark Chapman has the build-up to the lunchtime Premier League commentary game, Aston Villa versus Arsenal, and looks ahead to the afternoon's rugby union Autumn Internationals.

At 12.45pm there's live Premier League commentary of Aston Villa versus Arsenal from Villa Park (kick-off 12.45pm).

From 2.30pm Mark presents live rugby union Autumn International commentary of England versus South Africa at Twickenham, along with regular updates from Scotland versus Pacific Islands at Murrayfield.

There's also coverage of all the 3pm kick-offs including Manchester United versus Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League and Celtic against Inverness CT in the Scottish Premier League.

Reports come from the third day of the Ashes Test in Brisbane and from the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals at the 02 in London.

At 5pm Sports Report has post-match reaction, interviews and the classified football results. Plus there are updates from the rugby union Autumn International between Wales and New Zealand in Cardiff (kick-off 5.15pm).

Presenter/Mark Chapman, Producer/Mike Carr

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BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA
Saturday 27 November 2010
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Football

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 27 November
2.55-5.05pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary comes live from a match in the Premier League.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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Rugby Union

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 27 November
5.05-7.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary on Wales versus New Zealand comes live from the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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Tennis

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 27 November
8.00-11.00pm BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary on the second semi-final at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals comes live from the 02 Arena in London.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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Test Match Special

Live event/outside broadcast
Saturday 27 November
11.30pm-8.00am BBC RADIO 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA

Uninterrupted commentary on the fourth day of the first Ashes Test between Australia and England comes live from the Gabba in Brisbane.

Producer/Jen McAllister

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BBC 6 MUSIC Saturday 27 November 2010
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Richard Bacon

Saturday 27 November
3.00-5.00pm BBC 6 MUSIC

Richard Bacon brings two hours of anecdotal, observational conversation to Saturday afternoons on BBC 6 Music. Alongside best friend and right-hand-man Marc Haynes, Richard offers his trademark audience-participation and listener-led topical chat. Listeners can get involved by sending in Mundane Texts telling Richard what they're up to on Saturday afternoon: the more mundane, the better.

Presenter/Richard Bacon, Producer/Dan Crocker for Somethin' Else

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Mr Blue Sky – The Jeff Lynne Story Ep 2/2

Saturday 27 November
3.00-4.00am BBC 6 MUSIC

Neil Hannon concludes a two-part look at the illustrious career of ELO front-man Jeff Lynne.

In today's programme, Lynne talks about taking ELO into the Eighties and then quitting the band to move into production work and working with a number of iconic artists, including Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, George Harrison and Paul McCartney.

He also talks about the release of Zoom, the first ELO album for 15 years. This programme was first broadcast in 2001.

Please note: this programme is in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Presenter/Neil Hannon, Producer/Frank Wilson

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BBC WORLD SERVICE Saturday 27 November 2010
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The Good Doctor By Damon Galgut

Saturday 27 November
8.00-9.00pm BBC WORLD SERVICE

When idealistic medical graduate Laurence Waters arrives to take up a year's community service in an isolated South African hospital, current residing doctor Frank Eloff's first thoughts are, "he won't last".

But Eloff has no idea how Waters is about to change his life. Dramatised by Martin Wade from Galgut's internationally acclaimed novel, and recorded on location in South Africa, The Good Doctor is an examination of South Africa, post-apartheid, with all its complexities.

The cast includes Graham Weir, Andrew Laubscher, Faniswa Yisa, Chi Mhende, Cindy Mkaza, Mdu Kweyama, Erica Wessels, Wiseman Sithole and Deon Lotz.

Damon Galgut discusses his novel, The Good Doctor, in World Book Club on Saturday 4 December.

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